Elisina Tyler to Robert Woods Bliss, May 4, 1927
May 4th 1927Wednesday.
Royall asked me to write and tell you that in his opinion the diorite head at Brummer’sProbably Ernest Brummer. See letter of May 3, 1927. is a very fine and rare object, and that, if you like it yourself, you might consider the fact that such things come up very seldom.
When you and Mildred were here at Easter,This suggests that the Blisses visited the Tylers on or around Easter Day, April 17, 1927. I did not give you the little “Easter egg” I had for you, because I suddenly felt shy about it. But on seeing it again, I feel I may, after all, send it to you without being afraid that you may not like it, and here it is, in a small wooden box. It is a Coptic bird,This Coptic bird has not been identified and does not appear to be part of the Byzantine Collection at Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection. and I hoped and intended that it might grace your writing-table at Buenos Ayres.Robert Woods Bliss was officially appointed U.S. ambassador extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary to Argentina on February 17, 1927. His appointment as envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary to Sweden ended on March 15, 1927. The Blisses sailed from New York City for Buenos Aires on August 13, 1927. See Washington, D.C., and Stockholm (1920–1927): An Introduction.
It was a great joy to see you both againThe Blisses were in Paris in April 1927, having arrived there from Stockholm at the end of March. and my most affectionate thoughts and good wishes linger round you both.